PT ZONE: Purging

Materials at NPE: New Solutions to Enhance Processing, Performance, Sustainability & Cost
There was no shortage of new thermoplastics and additives covering the full range of end-use applications. More (+)
Molder Cuts Post-Purge Costs and Downtime in Half
By switching to a new purging compound, IMCO now can complete a changeover in 10 min. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Purging

Get the Most Bang For Your Purging Buck

More processors are turning to purging compounds to clean their machines and speed up changeovers. Here are tips on how to avoid typical trouble spots when using them.

MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability

Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives.

MATERIALS: High-Temperature Purging Compounds for 'Super' Engineering Resins

Sun Plastech has launched new compounds for purging "super-engineering resins" from molding and extrusion machines.

Get Ready for the Extrusion '15 Conference

Two-day event slated for Nov. 2-3 in Charlotte.

Cromex Appointed New Ultra Purge Distributor in Brazil

Large Brazil-based producer of masterbatch colors, resins and additives will now be handling Moulds Plus' purging material.

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OVERVIEW:
Purging

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Purging compounds are used by processors to clean out polymer, color and other impurities from the machine and tooling between production runs. There are three general kinds of purging compounds: chemical; abrasive; and non-abrasive.


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Sooner or later you will need to purge your machine. Which material should you use to purge your screw and barrel?

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